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The human sweetness in him was half dried up, and a misanthropy, so new and alien to him, made him querulous and captious.
But the real Hynde Horn in the dear old ballad had a truelove who was not captious and capricious and cold like Francesca.
"There, you hear that," said Lawless, who had just drunk enough to render him captious and obstinate.
FRANK FAIRLEGHFRANK E. SMEDLEY
The Pharisees, always captious and controversial, sought to entangle the Savior in a discussion on the subject of divorce.
A captious eye might have marked it as somewhat lacking—somewhat too round and ready, like the ripple on a pan of water.
But an objection of this sort is captious, particularly if we consider what Maimonides desires to place in science's stead.
Nothing makes a man so cross as success, or so soon turns a pleasant friend into a captious acquaintance.
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
She was in a most captious state of mind, boxing the ears of her tiring-woman and scolding everybody within reach.
THE COURT JESTERCORNELIA BAKER
They were, however, only mildly opposed to expansion; they were determined and captious in the interpretation of the Constitution.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
This has been rebuked as “somewhat captious;” but one presumes to think it nothing of the kind.

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